In the same way a cutaway gown can deliver insta-Hollywood sex appeal, so can a peekaboo hairstyle. Enter one-shoulder waves, where a deep side part, retro S-bends and—most notably—sly asymmetry create your most flattering face shape. “When you move hair away form one side, you naturally emphasize the cheekbone, jaw line and neck, while the loose side emphasizes length,” says Damien Carney, Joico international artistic director. “The style is good for someone who doesn’t have strong facial features. It’s an excellent way of neutralizing roundness.” To achieve this wonder-working look, gather hair over the shoulder opposite your part and secure with criss-crossed bobby pins at the nape of your neck. Starting at eye level, wrap wide sections around a large-barrelled curling iron. Pin warm loops to set, then lightly spritz with hairspray. Once cool, take out your pins and use a wide-tooth comb to loosen the spirals. “It should look a bit undone,” says Carney, “like your honey can kiss you and run his fingers through your waves.”
Flexible-hold hairsprays prevent a too-stiff dated do: L’Oréal Elnett Satin Styling Heat Spray, $10; Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Repair & Finish Spray, $8; Joico Humidity Blocking Finishing Spray, $19.